Democratic Women of Moore County

The Jefferson Inn in downtown Southern Pines was the location of the annual Democratic Women of Moore County meeting. This recently renovated 100 + year hotel promotes itself as a boutique hotel and fits the description; stylishly themed and quirky.

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The dining room was filled to capacity with possibly one or two empty seats. The atmosphere crackled with the excitement of the upcoming events on our pathway to true change. Jerry Meek, the North Carolina Democratic Party’s Chair was the guest speaker and four candidates for office were working the crowd.

Bobbie Burrell, the outgoing President welcomed everyone, offering the candidates an opportunity to speak “a sentence or two” about themselves.
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Betty Mangum running for NC House 52 introduced herself and encouraged everyone to vote. Teresa Sue Bratton and Jay Ovittore both running for the 6th Congressional District and Beth Wood running for State Auditor did their best to keep their intros to 3 sentences. Teresa is in the process of getting her website up, candidates are starting to get how important a web presence can be to their campaign.

Every time I hear Jerry Meek speak I wonder the same thing as the gentleman that asked, “Will you run against Elizabeth Dole?” Ok, not that he’d run against Dole, but for some elected position. He’s inspiring, he’s knowledgeable and he radiates democratic values. One gentleman, impressed with Jerry’s speech asked if copies were available to use as talking points. Dan Besse came in late so was allowed to say 2 sentences, (I think they were the best 2 run-on sentences I’ve ever heard.)

The luncheon meeting concluded with the installation of the new officers by Jerry Meek
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(how cool was that?) and the presentation of the gavel from the outgoing to the incoming President.


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Brian Deaton, the Moore County Party Chair fervently encouraged everyone to attend their March 11 precinct meetings.
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He also praised the Constructing Victory program and asked everyone to pledge his or her commitment to the program and join. “With this tool, we can turn Moore County Blue!”

Comments

The momentum is growing in Moore County

we have a couple of dems on the ticket against Coble in the 6th and another running for NC House 52 against Joe (the hairdresser) Boylan. Life is Good!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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Front paged, because this was the largest turnout the DWMC

has seen in years.

Thanks for reporting on this, Mo. I wasn't able to be there, because we had work to do with the Sunrise Theater, another historic part of Southern Pines.

Fortunately, I did get to speak to Jerry Meek in the parking lot. I also got to chat a lot with Mo - and block traffic! Tell us about the straw poll, Mo. I think it's indicative of Moore County in general, even though it's not scientific.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Beth Wood

I met Beth last week at the special election for our new county chair here in Mecklenburg. I didn't have a chance to talk to her for long but she is a very sharp person who I think would make a great addition to the Council of State.

"jump in where you can and hang on"
Briscoe Darling to Sheriff Andy

Linda and I saw her at the SEC in Hamlet

she is sharp and a CPA. Did you know that when she's elected she'll be the SECOND State Auditor that is a CPA?
Just in-case you missed it, here's her website.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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Straw Poll

unofficially taken just to show everyone where we're at, the outcome was very telling:

2 - Undecided
28 - Clinton
35 - Obama

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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Beth Wood

I linked to the wrong site for her campaign website up page. This is the correct link.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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Thanks PD, but all I did was attend

These women have been working hard building their organization. When Bobby first took over as Prez, the number was 54, she built it up to 88, soon to be at least 89. The new Prez, Wilma has a goal of 100! Moore County is lucky to have these women.

The makeup of the group was primarily 50 and 60 ish women but there were one or two 30 somethings there. Linda is working on the youth, the whole party needs to work toward attracting younger dems.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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One of the cool things about the DWMC is that men can join.

Back in the 90's, my dad was the party chair, and he wanted to join. He was the first man to join the DWMC. He always said, if he wanted to get something done in the party, he would ask the women to do it. And he was right. They will get it done, and probably bake a cake for you, too. They are awesome.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

bradford Yes, yes. Anyone

bradford
Yes, yes. Anyone who can afford to do so, please contribute to Beth so she can get matching funds. She's smart, dedicated and would be great in the position. And by the way, Wayne knocked it out of the part at the carteret Demo breakfast Saturday morning. On target with all his remarks, great answers to questions and, best of all entertaining. Noted, for example, that he and the wife managed to time their oncoming baby so it would be born just before the primary. And, he got some money from us on HIS way to getting the state public finance money. Can't get over how terrific our candidates are this year. Great year to be a Dem in NC...

bradford

Beth Wood's matching funds

she is in a pilot program and she's trying to raise $30,000. If she meets her goal, she'll receive $300,000!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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This is beautiful, Mo!

Moore County Women rock!.....but then we knew that already.



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Thanks SD!

These women absolutely Rock and I am hoping that their enthusiasim will boil over to the rest of the Dem party in Moore.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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It will

especially with you and Linda Cloud involved.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.